The Office of Alcohol, Narcotics & Vice Services

Major Frank Oneal


Choose from the following:
Narcotics
Alcohol Enforcement
Alcohol Licensing
Human Trafficking
Lottery Investigations
Tobacco Enforcement


Narcotics


The primary mission of SLED Narcotics is to provide quality assistance to local and federal law enforcement agencies in many areas of drug enforcement. Our highly trained agents seek to identify, disrupt, and dismantle drug trafficking organizations through the use of physical/technical surveillance, intelligence gathering/sharing, and networking with law enforcement agencies around the state.


Main Office

Phone
803.896.7253

Narcotics FAQ

Click on the button below and fill out the form. Then just email it back to us at narcotics@sled.sc.gov.



You can contact DHEC drug control at 803.898.3432 or visit https://www.scdhec.gov/.

You can visit https://www.drugs.com for more information.

You can visit https://www.drugs.com for more information.

You can visit https://www.agriculture.sc.gov or call 803.734.8339 for information on the SC Hemp Program.




Alcohol Enforcement


Alcohol Enforcement Agents investigate possible violations of beer/wine/liquor laws and regulations. Agents are not limited in their law enforcement authority but are directly responsible for enforcing criminal laws pertaining to alcohol regulation and illegal gaming in South Carolina. Agents in this section conduct licensed location inspections, unlicensed location investigations as well as compliance checks utilizing underage cooperating individuals (UCI).

To report a complaint, please contact SLED Alcohol Enforcement at 803.896.5591 or complete the complaint form below.


Criminal Laws – Alcohol Enforcement Agents are directly responsible for the enforcement of criminal laws related to alcohol and illegal gambling. South Carolina Criminal Statues relating to these specific areas can be found within the South Carolina Code of Laws. SC Code of Laws Title 61 - https://www.scstatehouse.gov/code/title61.php and Title 16 - https://www.scstatehouse.gov/code/title16.php

Administrative Violations – In addition to criminal laws, businesses who sell alcoholic beverages under a license issued by the SC Department of Revenue are subject to administrative rules that regulate alcohol and the locations at which alcohol is sold and/or consumed. Violations of criminal laws are a matter overseen by a criminal court. Administrative rule violations are investigated by agents, however, the disposition of those violations (i.e. fines, penalties, license suspensions, or license revocation) is determined by the SC Department of Revenue or an Administrative Judge.
SC Alcohol Administrative Regulations Chapter 7- Alcoholic Beverages, Beer and Wine https://www.scstatehouse.gov/coderegs/statmast.php

Gambling – Included within the Alcohol Enforcement Agents duties are illegal gambling investigations. The South Carolina Constitution prohibits lotteries (except those conducted by the state) and games of chance, with few exceptions. SC Code of Laws Title 16 – Chapter 19 https://www.scstatehouse.gov/code/title16.php

Tastings – Locations licensed through the SC Department of Revenue can hold/host tastings under specific guidelines detailed at https://dor.sc.gov/tax/abl/faq. To notify SLED of a planned tasting, please email tastings@sled.sc.gov



Alcohol Enforcement FAQ

No.

An individual is required to be 18 years old to deliver poured wine, beer, and liquor/mixed drinks.

An individual is required to be 21 years old to be a bartender.

No.

No.

No.


Retail liquor stores (PRL) can only sell liquor for off premises consumption (to go) Monday through Saturday from 9:00am until 7:00pm (SC Code of Laws 61-6-4160)

Christmas Day


Main Office

Phone
803.896.5591




Alcohol Licensing


Alcohol Licensing Agents conduct investigations in conjunction with rules and regulations set forth by the South Carolina Department of Revenue (SCDOR). Citizens apply for alcohol licenses with SCDOR. Alcohol Licensing Agents receive those applications from SCDOR and investigate the proposed location and applicant in order to verify compliance with the SCDOR’s set requirements. Once the investigation is complete, SLED Alcohol Licensing Agents submit the results of the investigation to SCDOR. The Department of Revenue reviews the investigation, and based upon SCDOR’s evaluation the application is denied or a license is issued.

More Information
  • SCDOR Alcohol Beverage Licensing - https://dor.sc.gov/tax/abl
  • SCDOR Alcohol Beverage Licensing (ABL) – 803.898.5864
  • SC Alcohol License Type or Search for Licensed Locations - Just go to https://mydorway.dor.sc.gov/_/, and choose Alcohol License Locations under the Compliance column.


Alcohol Licensing FAQ

Submit an application with the SC Department of Revenue.

Just go to https://mydorway.dor.sc.gov/_/, and choose Alcohol License Locations under the Compliance column.

Call 803.896.1443 or go to https://catch.sled.sc.gov/


Main Office

Phone
803.896.5591




Human Trafficking


In 2012, the South Carolina Legislature developed and enacted Trafficking in Persons statutes. Within the SC Code of Laws encompassing crimes largely known as “Human Trafficking”, the Legislature mandated the SC Attorney General ‘establish an interagency task force to develop and implement a State Plan for the Prevention of Trafficking in Persons.’ Among the partners listed to contribute to this plan is the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division.

Agents trained to investigate Human Trafficking related crimes are assigned to the Alcohol Enforcement and Vice Services Section. These Agents investigate Human Trafficking complaints/referrals from the SC Department of Juvenile Justice, SC Attorney General’s Office, and the National Human Trafficking Hotline. Agents also partner with local and federal law enforcement agencies across South Carolina to combat these crimes.

More Information

Main Office

Phone
803.896.5591




Lottery Investigation


Lottery Agents are primarily involved in the enforcement of SC Code of Laws 59-150-260A as it pertains to the South Carolina Education Lottery (S.C.E.L.). The Agents work in conjunction with the Director of Security at the S.C.E.L and answer complaints throughout South Carolina. The cases focus on the theft of and attempted redemption of tickets including the attempted cashing of altered tickets. These complaints come to SLED through the S.C.E.L. Director of Security.

More Information
  • SC Education Lottery Security Information – 803.737.2002 or check out the Security Brochure


Main Office

Phone
803.896.5591




Tobacco Enforcement


Tobacco Enforcement Agents enforce tobacco tax laws of South Carolina. Agents inspect retail locations to ensure the cigarettes within locations are listed on the Tobacco Directory published by the SC Attorney General’s Office. The Tobacco Directory is a list of tobacco product manufacturers and tobacco products that are in compliance with the Escrow Fund Act and the Tobacco Escrow Fund Enforcement Act. The Tobacco Directory is updated on the 1st and 15th of each month.

More Information


Main Office

Phone
803.896.5591


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